events

Saturday – June 10th, 2017

3:00pm-4:00pm
WSRCA Executive Committee Meeting

4:00pm-5:00pm
WSRCA Board of Directors Meeting

6:00pm-7:30pm
WSRCA Board of Directors Reception (Private)

 

Sunday – June 11th, 2017

7:30am
Golf Tournament: Revere Golf Club
Sponsored by: Allied Building Products
The Revere presents a blend of beauty and challenge unlike any other in southern Nevada. Draped through the rugged desert canyons and valleys of the Las Vegas foothills, The Revere Golf Club offers unending, awe-inspiring views of the Las Vegas Skyline and mountains beyond. Our group will be playing the Lexington Course, a stunning 7,143 -yard, par-72 layout that will test your shot making capabilities with classic risk/reward scenario. Proceeds benefit the Davis Memorial Foundation.

9:00am
Sporting Clays Tournament: Pro Gun Club
Sponsored by: Allied Building Products
Pro Gun Club offers a challenging 21-station sporting clays course, which can give the master class shooter a run for his money while the beginner shooter can go out and enjoy a day busting clays. Stations are changed frequently so shooters will never get bored at seeing the same targets over and over again. Strap your shotgun in to one of their golf carts and set off into the rolling desert terrain stopping at each station to shoot. The course overlooks the El Dorado Valley and Boulder City providing a scenic setting for the shooter’s enjoyment. Proceeds benefit the Davis Memorial Foundation.

8:00am-6:00pm
Registration Open

3:00pm-4:30pm
Successful Career Path Case Studies for Women in Roofing – National Women in Roofing (NWIR) Program & Reception
Speakers: Jennifer Stone – President, Nations Roof NW; Heidi Ellsworth – HJE Marketing

Bio: Jennifer Stone is the President of Nations Roof, NW Division. Nations Roof is a National Commercial Contractor and Service Company serving all 50 US States. She has been with Nations since 2013 building the team, culture and brand for Nations Roof in Washington State. Jennifer spent 15 years in Sales and Marketing then jumped to something she was more passionate about: Our built environment. After 7 years as VP of a Horticulture company focusing on Interior plant design, living walls and vegetative roofing she couldn’t get away from the roofing side of the business and the incredible opportunities the industry held. She is passionate about our built environment and the Roofing Industry. She is a LEED AP and holds her GRP from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. She teaches quarterly at Evergreen Community College Urban LID classes. Being a Certified trainer for health, safety and wellness CEU for AIA and USGBC LEED AP credits has kept her involved with local development. Jennifer has held many community board positions over her career including BOMA Sustainability Council, interior design committee for PIA, RCAW and is currently on the Board of Directors for National Women in Roofing. Getting involved is key. .

This course will include women from various careers within the roofing industry. Learn how to recruit, train and place women on roofing oriented career paths and why placing women in management roles improves sales, profitability, customer experience and overall company culture.

5:00pm-8:00pm
Welcome Party and Lively-Silent Auction
Sponsored by: GAF
Help us celebrate 20 Years of the Davis Memorial Foundation! Fun, great food, hosted bars, camaraderie and lots of great auction items…everyone walks away with a smile. There will be travel trips, jewelry, golf items, roofing items, electronics, and sports memorabilia to bid on. All proceeds benefit the Davis Memorial Foundation scholarship and grants programs. These scholarships are made available to aspiring students in the roofing industry, and grants are awarded to Universities with Construction Management curriculum. Since 1997, the Davis Memorial Foundation has awarded over 90 scholarships and grants totaling more than $325,000! (FREE to all registered attendees)

 

Monday – June 12th, 2017

8:00am-6:00pm
Registration Open

8:45am-10:00am
Seminar: The Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case & Steps to Take to Avoid Them
Speakers: Dan Cornwell – Principal, Cornwell Consulting Group, Ken Grossbart – Law Offices of Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman

Bio: As a roofing contractor for 39 years, Dan has garnered a wealth of experience. Dan is a former President of both the WSRCA and National Slate Association. He contributed to the writing of the 2010 Slate Roofs Installation Manual, and the TRI/WSRCA Cold Weather and Moderate Climate Tile Installation Manuals. He formed Cornwell Consulting Group in 2007 – since then Dan has provided expert witness services for over 30 law firms, 100 different attorneys and well in excess of 300 construction defect cases.

Bio: Ken is recognized as one of California’s foremost authorities in his specialty field of construction law. He is frequently called upon by contractor and construction industry clients for representation in this complicated and ever-changing facet of construction and contracting law. His growing reputation for his expertise in this field has led to being frequently called upon to serve as an arbitrator in major construction-related disputes calling for leadership by a recognized authority in the field.

Seminar Description: Roofing Contractors find themselves dragged into third party construction defect lawsuits when there are no apparent issues with the roofing installation. This course will walk through the reasons for what is driving the defect suits, what to do once sued and also what to do to avoid being sued to begin with.

8:45am-10:00am
Seminar: Well Installed Roofs that Aren’t – Examples Where Following Common Practice Was Not Enough
Speaker: Phil Dregger – PE, Technical Roof Services

Bio: Roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope expert Philip Dregger is a Professional Engineer, Registered Roof Consultant, and Fellow of the Roof Consultants Institute. Mr. Dregger has over 30 years investigating, designing, and providing expert witness testimony regarding roof and waterproofing systems. Mr. Dregger has special expertise in code compliance; wind damage, roof drainage; and hygrothermal analysis of condensation and wood decay using WUFI Pro and ASHRAE Standard 160.

Seminar Description: This presentation will explain why ASTM 1289 compliant polyisocyanurate boards can develop large gaps at joints after installation, adding insulation over a reinforced concrete roof slab (e.g., reroof project) can compromise its hourly fire resistive rating, and using “common” settings and techniques to heat weld heavyweight dark-colored walk pads to lightweight single ply membranes can lead to fracturing and leaks.

8:45am-10:00am
Seminar: Polyiso Surface Appearance and the Impact on Roofing Contractors
AIA CEU
Speaker: Chris Griffin – Director of Technology, Johns Manville

Bio: Chris Griffin has been with Johns Manville for 14 years. He is Director of Technology for JM Roofing Systems, responsible for R&D, New Product Development and Code Compliance. He previously managed JM’s Bituminous Roofing and Boards & Insulations businesses. Chris has a BS and PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College, London. Chris is past Chairman and is on the Board of Directors of PIMA, the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association. He sits on the Factory Mutual Industry Advisory Board and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Architectural Roofing and Waterproofing Magazine.

Seminar Description: There has been an increasing discussion regarding the visual appearance of polyiso insulation from Roofing Contractors, specifically around knit-lines, which are more prevalent with the growth of thin, full-adhered single ply membranes. There are not always clear accept/reject criteria for Contractors. Contractors may be put in a difficult position with owners, Consultants and other roof inspectors when knit-lines or other surface inconsistencies are visible on a finished roof, and the Contractor needs to explain why they should not be a significant concern. This presentation will review why knit lines are present, what is being done to clarify what is or is not acceptable regarding surface inconsistencies, and guidance to help contractors during and after roof installation.

8:45am-10:00am
Seminar: Roofing Insulation and Cover Boards
AIA CEU
Speaker: Curt Friedholdt – Regional Business Manager, Firestone Building Products

Bio: Curt Friedholdt has over ten years’ experience designing low slope roofing systems with a focus on total building envelope performance. He is a skilled presenter who has performed at various industry events in the construction and Green Build arenas. Curt represents Firestone Building Products in the Western States with a focus on helping Architects, Owners and Contractors make good decisions on new construction and reroof projects.

Seminar Description: Arguably, selecting insulation and cover boards is the most important decision when designing a roofing system because of the many benefits these products provide in terms of service life, building safety, and energy efficiency. This course explores the characteristics, advantages, and cautions of the primary insulation and cover boards on the commercial roofing market today, and then considers the installation methodologies that will optimize the building’s energy efficiency.

10:00am-1:00pm
Western Roofing Expo 2018 – Booth Draw

10:15am-11:30am
Seminar: Roofing & Waterproofing Consultants are not the Enemy
Speaker: Kenneth Klein – Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Bio: Ken Klein leads the West Coast Building Technology division of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. He is a graduate of U.C Berkeley`s Civil Engineering program and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and several western states. Ken has been with SGH for over 32 years and has gained experience in the design and investigation of roofing and waterproofing of commercial, institutional, and residential buildings. His work addresses issues related to the integrity of roofs, plaza deck, and below-grade systems on a wide-range of structures from residential and high-rise building to buildings of historic significance. Ken has consulted with architects, contractors, and building owners to analyze and repair water intrusion problems and construction defects. Well known in the industry, he has frequently presented to groups of attorneys, contractors, architects, and other design professional regarding building-envelope design and remediation.

Seminar Description: This presentation will discuss how contractors and manufacturers can better understand the role of the roofing and waterproofing consultant on a project and how they can all work together better for a successful result.

10:15am-11:30am
Seminar: Lose a Key Employee, What’s Next?
Speaker: Steve Little & Jayne Williams – President & CFO, Kpost Roofing & Waterproofing

Bio: Steve Little is the President, “Head Coach,” of KPost, having joined Keith and Jayne as one of the three original founding officers. Steve manages the day to day business at KPost, as well as, the “KPost” brand. In 2005, Steve founded National Roofing Partners (NRP), a nation-wide partnership of professional roofing contractors. NRP member companies have a national footprint of over 125 locations with more than $1 billion in annual, collective revenue. Prior to NRP, Steve was the architect of RoofConnect (2001) the original concept for roofing companies to band together to service clients through a national footprint. Steve is the CEO and managing partner of NRP, served as President of MRCA for 2014, and past member of the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Strategic Initiatives Committee. He is a former board member of TEXO (AGC & ABC joint venture in DFW),CIOAC, International Risk Managers Institute (IRMI), and Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

Seminar Description: Roofing businesses are tied to “Key Employees”, what happens when you lose one?  Managing this risk with an organized playbook helps minimize damage and control the message within the company and with your customers.   Join Steve Little and Jayne Williams as they share KPost’s experience of losing two key employees, one to death and the other to a competitor. 

1. Recognize your true loss inside and outside the company 
2. Determine why you need a playbook 
3. Execute the crisis management plan 
4. Replace key employee and move forward. 
5. Define what key employee meant to processes, systems, disciplines and relationships
   inside and outside the building. Losing a person is an emotional, financial and brand
   affecting impact to your company.  Defining a step by step playbook will help reduce
   the negative impact to each of these items. It takes more than one person to manage 
   losing a key employee.  Developing a crisis management plan will not only help an employee
   loss but will also give you guidelines to managing serious incidences in your business.    
   Patience, discipline, and listening to your current employees and clients and determining 
   your options are key factors before filling the vacancy.

10:15am-11:30am
Seminar: Roof Warranties – Behind the Duration to Comprehend the Coverage
AIA & RCI CEU’s
Speaker: Brian Chamberlain – Senior Project Analyst, Carlisle Construction Materials

Bio: Brian Chamberlain has been with Carlisle Construction Materials since 1987. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in the Science of Architectural Design. Since joining Carlisle, Brian has been assisting architects, consultants, and specifiers on developing special engineered roofing, focusing on performance and sustainability assemblies. He is part of a team that is responsible for system configurations, details development, and code-testing. He has been involved in numerous technological presentations throughout the U.S., Canada, and overseas in South Korea and China, offering information on unique design issues, such as energy efficiency of insulation, geographic influence on roof membrane color, roof garden assemblies, photovoltaic interfacing, moisture vapor movement, and uplift performance of the roofing systems. Brian is a member of the RCI, Inc., CSI, and has 30 years of experience in the roofing industry.

Seminar Description: This session will take a close look behind the durations offered on roof warranties to understand what is being covered by the membrane manufacture. The presentation will include a discussion on choosing the correct roofing materials associated to the length of the warranty confirm long-term durability of the roofing system. Review the necessity by the building owner to comprehend the coverage more than the duration, and offer example phrases within warranties to guide the designer and building owner, including a check list of what should be looked for within a roofing warranty.

10:15am-11:30am
Seminar: Design and Testing of Perimeter Edge Metal for Low-Slope Commercial Roofs
AIA & RCI CEU’s
Speaker: Bob LeClare – Director of Perimeter Edge Business, ATAS International

Bio: : Bob LeClare is the Director of Perimeter Edge Business for ATAS International. He is a sales and operations executive with 30 years of managerial and hands on experience engineering, manufacturing, installing and selling building envelope and architectural products including panels, skylights, railings, column covers, roof edge, and custom products. Bob is actively involved in roofing industry associations, including SPRI and RICOWI, and has an expertise in the performance of roof edge systems in high wind conditions, and the calculations and testing required for perimeter edge systems for low slope roofs (ANSI/SPRI ES-1). Bob has served as President of SPRI, chaired their ES-1 task force, and has given numerous presentations on perimeter edge metals and the ES-1 standard.

Seminar Description: Perimeter edge metal failure is the leading cause of low-slope roof failures, which is why code (IBC) now requires that all metal edge securement be tested per ANSI/SPRI ES-1. This course will review the importance of perimeter edge metal, what tests are required by code, how the tests are performed, and how contractors can satisfy code requirements when installing perimeter edge metal. This course will also cover other test methods and design elements that should be considered when designing, fabricating, and installing perimeter edge metal.

11:30am–1:00pm
Legislative Luncheon
Sponsored by: R&S Supply
Speakers: Craig Brightup, The Brightup Group & Reid Ribble, CEO of NRCA
This years’ program features not only one, but two political veterans. Craig offers an insiders perspective of how the world of Washington works from his year of experience. With the addition of Reid Ribble, former Congressman and now, current and new CEO of NRCA, we should have a lively discussion on what happens behind closed doors in the halls of Congress and how those events shape our industry. Immediately following the lunch will be the Nominating Report, WSRCA Retiring Directors Ceremony, and the presentation of the Davis Memorial Foundation Scholarship winners.

1:00pm–6:00pm
Exhibits and Trade Show – Day 1
Join the fun on Day 1 with President Brad Baker and his wife Kim, as they open the 43rd Annual trade show floor on behalf of the WSRCA. The show will highlight the latest equipment and materials used in the roofing, roof deck, urethane foam, waterproofing and allied industries. Be sure to stop by the Live Demo Area located in the back corner of the trade show floor and check out the LIVE product demonstrations, starting every hour.

1:30pm–2:00pm
Live Demo 1 – Eagleview Technologies
Maximize Your Company’s Productivity, Efficiency and Profitability with EagleView

2:30pm–3:00pm
Live Demo 2 – Carlisle SynTec
Productivity Boosting Products for Commercial Roofing

3:30pm–4:00pm
Live Demo 3 – APOC
Commercial Roofing: Failure is not an Option!

4:30pm–5:00pm
Live Demo 4 – HAPCO, Inc.
Live Panel Discussion: Our Shrinking Labor Force – The Right Tools to Keep Your Business on Track

 

Tuesday – June 13th, 2017

8:00am-5:30pm
Registration Open

8:45am-10:00am
Leaky Exhaust Vents – The 500lb Gorilla of Condensation Problems
Speaker: Phil Dregger – PE, Technical Roof Services

Bio: Roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope expert Philip Dregger is a Professional Engineer, Registered Roof Consultant, and Fellow of the Roof Consultants Institute. Mr. Dregger has over 30 years investigating, designing, and providing expert witness testimony regarding roof and waterproofing systems. Mr. Dregger has special expertise in code compliance; wind damage, roof drainage; and hygrothermal analysis of condensation and wood decay using WUFI Pro and ASHRAE Standard 160.

Seminar Description: Many factors contribute to excessive condensation in low slope roof systems installed over wood decks with insulation below; high interior RH, high solar reflectance, and especially air intrusion. Another contributor, the impact of warm humid air leaking out improperly terminated exhaust vents, is like the proverbial 500lb gorilla. We are aware he’s in the room but not sure what to do about him. When this guy creates a serious problem, however, roof professionals are often asked to explain why they did not “correct” the improper exhaust vent termination conditions before installing new flashing assemblies over them. This presentation will explain why complete discharge of exhaust air is so important; code requirements for termination of exhaust vents; and ways to avoid exhaust vent related condensation problems.

8:45am-10:00am
Seminar: Moisture Infiltration: Causes and Cures
AIA & RCI CEU’s
Speaker: Brian Chamberlain – Senior Project Analyst, Carlisle Construction Materials

Bio: Brian Chamberlain has been with Carlisle Construction Materials since 1987. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in the Science of Architectural Design. Since joining Carlisle, Brian has been assisting architects, consultants, and specifiers on developing special engineered roofing, focusing on performance and sustainability assemblies. He is part of a team that is responsible for system configurations, details development, and code-testing. He has been involved in numerous technological presentations throughout the U.S., Canada, and overseas in South Korea and China, offering information on unique design issues, such as energy efficiency of insulation, geographic influence on roof membrane color, roof garden assemblies, photovoltaic interfacing, moisture vapor movement, and uplift performance of the roofing systems. Brian is a member of the RCI, Inc., CSI, and has 30 years of experience in the roofing industry.

Seminar Description: As the roofing industry advances in product technology, building codes, and standards the combination can create unforeseen consequences. One consequence has been moisture migration from different sources entering into the roof assembly effecting long-term performance of the assembly and products. Since these conditions can be unnoticed for a time, it is important to review how the moisture moved into the roofing assembly, the unintentional results, and the details that where overlooked. Though it is important to understand the consequences, what can be done to make sure those consequences are mitigated or corrected through the design process is more important.

8:45am-10:00am
Seminar: 50 Shades of Confused…Taking the Grey Out of Lien Waivers, Joint Checks and Other Instruments of Profit
Speakers: Thea Dudley – VP Finance, SRS Distribution

Bio: Thea Dudley is the VP of Finance at SRS Distribution with over 25 years’ experience in construction credit and collection management. Thea has worked tirelessly in the construction industry to champion education, presenting seminars and webinars for many organizations. Thea has been published in ProSales Magazine and is active in the National Association of Credit Managers.

Seminar Description: Are you guilty of signing whatever is put in front of you? Do you suffer the pain of lack of “legalise” on documents? Whipped out of shape by lack of understanding or joint check language got you squirming? Take the blindfold off these commonplace forms by deconstructing them. Learn how to strap down wayward forms and set yourself up to increase your understanding and profitability.

8:45am-10:00am
Seminar: Metal Roofing: Specifying the Best Option for Every Job
Speakers: Todd Miller – President, Isaiah Industries

Bio:Todd Miller has spent his entire professional career of 35 years in the steep slope metal roofing industry. He has played an industry leadership role for over 20 years and is widely respected for his knowledge, integrity, and verbal and written communication skills. Todd’s expertise is in residential metal roofing with in-depth knowledge of various panel systems, base metals, coatings, and the overall market dynamics. He also possesses a keen understanding of the building envelope including ventilation and thermal dynamics. While his career has largely been in manufacturing, marketing, and sales, Todd also has been involved with a great deal of industry research and he has written or co-written numerous technical bulletins and installation guidelines.

Seminar Description: Too often, we see metal roofing being used for the wrong application, resulting in failure. This seminar will discuss the full range of products available in steep slope (3:12 or greater) metal roofing. The pros and cons of various product types will be discussed. The goal will be that attendees can evaluate any potential metal roofing installation, and arrive at a suggested product classification, and can explain their reasoning to the property owner.

9:30am-11:30am
Western Roofing Expo 2018 – Booth Draw

10:15am-11:30am
Seminar: WSRCA Low-Rise Foam Adhesive Testing & Research Project
Speakers: Jim Carlson, Building Envelope Technology & Research 

Bio: Jim Carlson is a long-time member and an active participant of Western States Roofing Contractors Association. Jim serves as WSRCA’s Technical Advisor, and provides advice regarding steep and low-slope roofing, below and above-grade waterproofing, and damp-proofing to WSRCA’s Board of Directors, technical committees, and members. As the founder of Building Envelope Technology and Research, Jim brings more than 38 years of intensive involvement in roofing, waterproofing, building envelope technology, research, and science to our industry. Jim is nationally respected as an expert in the field, and brings extraordinary knowledge of exterior envelope systems, the related sciences, climatic and environmental influences, and provides a level of service and thoroughness that is second to none.

Seminar Description: WSRCA Low-slope Committee tests 5 popular low-rise foam adhesives for uplift resistance comparing warm and cold weather application results, and will be sharing the eye-opening test results for the first time with it Members at the Western Roofing Expo 2017 scheduled for this coming June.

Part I – Testing Uplift Resistance of Warm and Cold Weather Applications.

Part IIa – Results From Initial Testing of Uplift Resistance of Cartridge-Grade Adhesive with Various Polyisocyanurate Rigid Insulation Facers and Coverboard Types.

10:15am-11:30am
Seminar: Stop Selling Products, Start Selling You!
Speakers: John DeRosa – Director of Contractor Training, SRS Distribution
AIA & RCI CEU’s

Bio: John DeRosa serves as the Director of Contractor Training for SRS Distribution. Over the course of his career, John has facilitated more than 1,000 seminars throughout the United States and Canada. In his twenty-four years’ experience he has authored several educational programs including The Contractor Survival ProgramTM, How Gross Is Your Net?TM, Sales Dynamics for ContractorsTM and Behavior Dynamics in SellingTM. In addition to being a guest-columnist for Roofing Contractor magazine, Mr. DeRosa is a frequent speaker with FRSA, IRE, WSRCA, and Angie’s List’s Festival of Service. John guarantees high energy, relevant sales presentations that will facilitate change within every organization.

Seminar Description: Roofing contractors spend far too much time talking about the brands they use and not enough time promoting themselves as the contractor of choice. This approach makes it very difficult for the contractor to differentiate and subsequently places even more pressure on the contractor’s price. This very informative workshop shows the roofing professional how to use the sales process to differentiate, build trust and increase the homeowner’s perception of value. Now – as opposed to selling the client on the value of your shingle brand – the client will base their decision on the details that have made you the contractor of choice for so many of their neighbors.

10:15am-11:30am
Seminar: Fundamentals of Liquid Applied Roofing Systems
Speakers: Ray Majid – Director of Field Services, GAF Corporation
AIA & RCI CEU’s

Bio: Rayhan (Ray) Majid is currently the Director of Field Services at GAF Corporation. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Ray has 19 years of experience in the construction products industry and for the last 8 years has focused on construction coatings. Currently he is working on improved inspection and troubleshooting procedures for liquid applied roofing systems.

Seminar Description: The use of liquid applied roofing systems is a proven and economical method of extending roof life of commercial buildings. These systems provide a seamless membrane that protects the roof from water infiltration and adverse weather. They can also be designed to protect against solar radiation and thus lower building energy costs. This course outlines how liquid applied roofing systems work and how they can be properly installed.

10:15am-11:30am
Seminar: Top Ten Things That Will Get a Metal Roofer in Trouble
AIA & RCI CEU’s
Speakers: Charlie Smith – National Recover Manager, McElroy Metal, Inc.

Bio: Charlie Smith founded Architectural Building Components in 1989 when he purchased the equipment of a small Houston based metal roofing manufacturing business. Over the next 23 years, the company grew into an industry leading metal roofing and wall system solution provider specializing in the use of metal to recover existing low sloped roofs. In 2012, Architectural Building Components became part of McElroy Metal which enabled Charlie to focus on educational and product development efforts to help the roofing industry design creative solutions with metal. He holds several patents, two for frameless metal over metal recover systems, once for a metal over shingle recover system and one for a transverse mounted retrofit skylight. Charlie also recently co-wrote the new RCI metal roofing course with Brian Gardiner.

Seminar Description: Properly installed metal roofing will provide decades of low maintenance service life. This course will identify common pitfalls, for both steep and low slope applications, that can get roofers into trouble and result in costly call backs.

11:30am-1:30pm
Annual Luncheon with Keynote Speaker: Jay Johnson
Sponsored by: Malarkey Roofing Products

“Where’s Bob?”

It’s a question Jay Johnson hears often, at airports, in restaurants or just walking down the street. It’s an obvious question to the millions of people who know Jay from television. In the four years Jay played the schizophrenic role of “Chuck and Bob” on the classic television comedy SOAP, Jay was seen without Bob no more than 2 minutes. After 30 years of performing and perfecting his talents Jay Johnson has truly become a one man duet.

It’s a great compliment to Jay Johnson’s artistic ability as one of the world’s greatest ventriloquists, to have people ask about his wooden partners. But if you think he’s just the straight man to a very funny stage act you’re not even half right. Jay Johnson is like a 3-D poster. The longer you look and the harder you stare the more you see. There is much more to his talents than superficially perceived. The question then is not “Where’s Bob?” but “Who’s Jay?”

Jay started performing at 11 years old when he discovered his natural ability to make a cousin’s doll come to life and began a career using his imagination. His acute dyslexia disappeared in this world of imagery where he was able to find his self esteem and compete. In high school he produced and starred in his own local television show sponsored by a car dealership. This led to summers performing in theme park shows at Six Flags over Texas, Six Flags over Georgia and Astroworld. The summer Jay graduated from high school he logged 918 performances at the Crystal Pistol theater at Six Flags over Georgia. (That’s 10 shows daily for thirteen weeks) About the experience Jay says, “After a summer like that you’re either burned out or fired up… fortunately I got fired up. ”

In the mid 70’s Jay moved to Los Angeles to pursue his ideas for television. To date he has done over thirty national commercials, hosted three comedy specials, produced and performed in two network television specials, two HBO specials, hundreds of guest appearances on variety shows and starred in four television series (“Soap” was in production for 4 years and still runs in syndication all over the world).

However, nothing he has done on television can compare to the thrill of seeing Jay perform live as thousands of comedy club audiences will tell you. His particular talents are best suited for live and spontaneous interchanges. His quick wit and unbelievable technique are pure magic when witnessed first hand. The list of entertainers Jay has shared the stage with in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Tahoe and in theater venues around the United States and other countries reads like a who’s who of entertainment. Jay’s one man show “Jay Johnson: The Two and only” opened on Broadway to rave reviews and won him the American Theatre Wing TONY Award for “Best Special Theatrical Event” for 2007. The show won the Los Angeles Ovation Award for “best Solo show” in 2006.

In addition to being a ventriloquist Jay is also a writer, comic, cartoonist, poet and puppeteer. To him these talents are fingers of the same hand, tools to communicate his unique individuality. And his inimitable array of abilities allow others access to this abstract world of creativity. In every step of the creative process Jay’s involvement makes the way clearer. Jay Johnson is a window allowing others to see their own imagination through his.

Jay’s strength is the way he understands how reverie and creativity apply to the world of business. With a college degree in Marketing, Jay understands all aspects of business and business theater. Whether he is part of a business session or the entertainment at an evening function; he always knows his audience. He has an uncanny way of relating to them. As one audience member put it, “Jay seemed to know exactly what our company was going through and had some very funny and appropriate comments.”

“My job,” Jay states, “is tour guide for a journey into the imagination. After the tour is over maybe a few will return on their own.” Where’s Bob? Don’t ask. Let Jay take you there. You won’t forget the trip.

1:30pm-5:30pm
Exhibits and Trade Show – Day 2
Join the fun on Day 2 of the Western Roofing Expo 2016 trade show. Exhibitors will highlight the latest equipment and materials used in the roofing, roof deck, urethane foam, waterproofing and allied industries. The expansive show floor allows attendees to explore the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth. From top suppliers and unique resources to unbeatable networking and the best educational conference in the business – the Western Roofing Expo 2017 brings it all together for you like no other event can. Be sure to stop by the Live Demo Area located in the back corner of the trade show floor and check out the LIVE product demonstrations happening every hour.

2:00pm–2:30pm
Live Demo 1 – iRoofing
Increase Your Sales & Productivity On Day 1 Using iRoofing Technology!

3:00pm–3:30pm
Live Demo 2 – Malarkey Roofing Products
Introducing the Nexgen™ Vista™ Shingle and SecureStart™ Plus Synthetic Underlayment

4:30pm–5:30pm
The Roofing Games™
Sponsored by: Malarkey Roofing Products
In 2017, WSRCA and Malarkey Roofing Products® will again team up to showcase the steep-slope nailing competition. Roofers will compete against one another by installing a Malarkey Roofing Products® roofing system on a small deck. Participants will be judged on accuracy, aesthetics, speed, and workmanship. Don’t miss this exciting event being held at the end of Day 2 on the trade show floor. If you are interested in participating in the competition, stop by Malarkey Roofing Products at Booth #505 for your chance to enter!

 

Wednesday – June 14th, 2017

RCI, Inc. Region V Meeting
In Conjunction with the Western Roofing Expo 2017
Registration Form: RCI Region V Meeting

RCI Region V invites you to join us for our June 14 all day technical program to be held at the Paris-Las Vegas following the Western Roofing Expo 2017. This program, designed specifically for consultants and contractors, will attempt to bring a greater understanding of the subject matters listed below with one goal in mind: the successful completion of a roofing and/or waterproofing project. Trade Show access to the Western Roofing Expo is complimentary for all contractors and consultants, please pre-register at www.WSRCA.com

7:30am-8:30am
Registration — continental breakfast, visit with program sponsors and networking

8:30am-9:30am
Building Envelope Solutions
Speaker: Brian Chamberlain – Carlisle Construction Services

9:30am-9:45am
Morning Break — Coffee, visit with program sponsors and networking

9:45am-10:45am
Case Study: Investigation of Water Leakage Problems in a Renovated Warehouse Facility
Speaker: Christopher Griffin – RRC, AIA & Bryce McQueen – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.,

10:45am-11:45am
Enhancing Durability & Energy Performance
Speaker: Alan Jorzak – Versico, Inc.

11:45am-12:45pm
Lunch Buffet

12:45pm-2:15pm
Inspection Protocols for Suspicious Roof Related Property Damage Claims
Speaker: John Shepherd – RRC, RRO – Shepherd Consulting Services

2:15pm-2:30pm
Afternoon Break — Sodas, visit with sponsors and networking

2:30pm-4:00pm
Halogenated Flame Retardants and Insulation Selection: The Role of Transparency
Speaker: Christopher Griffin – Johns Manville

4:00pm-5:00pm
RCI Region V Business Meeting

TECHNICAL BULLETINS

LOW SLOPE

Information Bulletin 2015-L-1

Need for industry protocol for testing fastener withdrawal resistance

STEEP SLOPE

WSRCA Diverter Flashing Details

For use by contractors and roof designers for upcoming roofing and re-roofing projects

WATERPROOFING

Technical Bulletin 2013-1W

Evaluation of concrete decks in preparation for waterproofing membrane application

INDUSTRY ISSUES

ASTM Standards Impact 2015-1

Important notice regarding ASTM roofing and waterproofing standards

SAFETY & HEALTH

WSRCA Safety T-Shirts

These high-visibility shirts come in both long sleeve or short sleeve and can be customized

ASK WSRCA

Ventilation Calculations

How to determine total square feet of net free ventilation for steep-slope roofing

LEGAL NEWS

Is Your Settlement Enforceable?

By WSRCA Legal Advisor Ken Grossbart: Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman